SNAP Media Events

NY: Victims to Dolan: “take action now"

Victims to Dolan:  “Before conclave, name the predator priests of New York, release sex abuse deposition”


ITALY - Victims blast Vatican in new United Nations filing

  • Victims blast Vatican in new United Nations filing
  • In 30 page document, they say church breaks UN convention
  • SNAP says top Catholic officials submit one report 14 years later
  • Group accuses Holy See of falling short on prevention & extradition

ITALY - Victims push Pope for action on his last day

  • Victims push Pope for action on his last day
  • They list 5 things he should do before leaving
  • “Take decisive action now,” self help group urges

LA - New child sex case filed against Vatican & priest

  • New child sex case filed against Vatican & priest
  • He’s currently facing at least seven criminal charges
  • Cleric spent time in New Orleans and Lake Charles
  • Support group urges bishops to “reach out to victims”

VA - Serial predator cleric worked in Norfolk

  • Serial predator cleric worked in Norfolk 
  • More than 80 kids say he molested them
  • Eleven settlements were just disclosed in January
  • He committed suicide a week after announcement
  • Church officials in five states concealed allegations
  • SNAP: “How many other child molesting clerics are still hidden?”

CA - Child sex victims want two new abuse grand juries

  • Child sex victims want two new abuse grand juries
  • SNAP: “Such widespread wrongdoing merits a 2nd look”
  • Group shows examples of excessive archdiocesan redactions
  • Victims say Catholic officials are still protecting other Catholic officials
  • Police probe is good but grand jury subpoena powers are better, group says

MO - Coach accused of child sex crimes

  • Coach accused of child sex crimes
  • In unusual twist, he’s not identified
  • The accusers don’t remember his name
  • Man taught swimming lessons at the YMCA
  • Lawsuit alleges he abused two boys for a year
  • Victims support group begs others to come forward
  • “YMCA must reach out to other victims, witnesses & whistleblowers” SNAP says

WA - Victims to archbishop: Where are the predators?

  • Victims to archbishop: Where are the predators?
  • Eleven Seattle area clerics at two schools are accused
  • SNAP: “Catholic officials should say where they are now”
  • Such disclosures “help protect children,” support group says
  • It also backs bill in Olympia to lift “predator-friendly deadline”
  • Proposal would help child victims expose pedophiles in court

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